Global limnology: up-scaling aquatic services and processes to planet Earth

  title={Global limnology: up-scaling aquatic services and processes to planet Earth},
  author={John A. Downing},
  journal={Internationale Vereinigung f{\"u}r theoretische und angewandte Limnologie: Verhandlungen},
  pages={1149 - 1166}
  • J. Downing
  • Published 1 January 2009
  • Environmental Science
  • Internationale Vereinigung für theoretische und angewandte Limnologie: Verhandlungen
It is onerous to try to define the field of global limnology and encourage the world’s aquatic scientists to become more engaged in a field that they already know well. I have been searching for regular patterns in rates and processes in aquatic ecosystems for some decades but was only recently encouraged to up-scale these processes to a global level. We limnologists tend to look at each of our ecosystems as a unique entity, a tradition underlain by our backgrounds as naturalists. It is… 
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